A new historical famine walking and cycle trail has been launched in Ireland.
As reported by The Irish Independent, the National Famine Way is a 165km trail that predominantly follows off-road paths along the Royal Canal, and it can be followed through the use of a downloadable OSI trail map.
The "Missing 1,490"
The National Famine Way traces the route taken by 1,490 people, known as the "missing 1,490", who walked from Strokestown in Co. Roscommon to Dublin in 1847 to travel to Liverpool and subsequently to Quebec in Canada.
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The creation of the trail was a collaborative effort by the National Famine Museum, the Irish Heritage Trust, Waterways Ireland, EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum and several county councils along the route.
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